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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2023, 09:20:50 AM »
Who is running pepper grip? What do you like about it? How does it compare to regular jessup?

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2023, 09:25:19 AM »
Who is running pepper grip? What do you like about it? How does it compare to regular jessup?

I always grab pepper if my local has it. Ive never tried jessup but compared to mob it feels slightly less gritty and doesn't give me problems with sticking/bubbling and or peeling. As a whole it just seems to be the most durable.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2023, 10:46:15 AM »
Who is running pepper grip? What do you like about it? How does it compare to regular jessup?

Its a solid all-rounder imo. I haven't run jessup in a hot minute, but Pepper is definitely less grippy than mob.
Stays pretty consistent throughout the board life. No real complaints, but nothing super exciting except its regularity
Do you see another one of these over there?

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2023, 01:33:38 PM »
Who is running pepper grip? What do you like about it? How does it compare to regular jessup?

It's out of Mesa Dist. (Uma and ACE)

It's like blk magic, grittier than messu...jessup regs, pliable unlike MOB, sticky like mob but NOT chunky like it or Jessup Ultra), is perforated and comes in the sick azz Galaxy style. It doesn't chip off, peel up and it has very fine, sharp grit.

And it's also free (regs black) with deck purchases at places like SW.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2023, 02:06:11 PM »
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Who is running pepper grip? What do you like about it? How does it compare to regular jessup?
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Its a solid all-rounder imo. I haven't run jessup in a hot minute, but Pepper is definitely less grippy than mob.
Stays pretty consistent throughout the board life. No real complaints, but nothing super exciting except its regularity

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Who is running pepper grip? What do you like about it? How does it compare to regular jessup?
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It's out of Mesa Dist. (Uma and ACE)

It's like blk magic, grittier than messu...jessup regs, pliable unlike MOB, sticky like mob but NOT chunky like it or Jessup Ultra), is perforated and comes in the sick azz Galaxy style. It doesn't chip off, peel up and it has very fine, sharp grit.

And it's also free (regs black) with deck purchases at places like SW.

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Who is running pepper grip? What do you like about it? How does it compare to regular jessup?
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I always grab pepper if my local has it. Ive never tried jessup but compared to mob it feels slightly less gritty and doesn't give me problems with sticking/bubbling and or peeling. As a whole it just seems to be the most durable.

Thanks

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2023, 02:30:16 PM »
Who is running pepper grip? What do you like about it? How does it compare to regular jessup?

What the other people said. Nice, velvety feel to the grip, and it applies well due to being perforated and thin. And when I say thin, I mean I can clearly see the circular outline of the BBS warning sticker under it (whoops, noted for next time), and I can see distinct wood grain relief in the grip when the sunlight hits the top of the deck, which is wild.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2023, 03:35:30 PM »
Howís Black Magic grip? Grit? Durability? I donít think Iíve ever skated it or if I have itís been ages and I donít remember what grips I skated back then.

Absolutely love it. Never had it peel and breaks in well. Worth the five bucks.

And I ride classic Jessup if offered up free. If I have to pay then I go with the magic.

If youíre asking how it compares to other brands, I am not that sensitive. Serves me well and was on my first set up so Iím fond of it.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2023, 02:53:25 AM »
Anyone have experience with Souljah grip? Got a sheet for free with a deck i ordered. I usually skate mob or ashes.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2023, 03:38:28 AM »
Anyone have experience with Souljah grip? Got a sheet for free with a deck i ordered. I usually skate mob or ashes.

I skate Souljah all the time, great grip. More grippy than Jessup, maybe a little less than Mob. Also, cuts great, no problem at the edges or anything. I slide my feet a lot, so it goes out kinda quick, but that is problem with all grip to me, so I guess thats more me than the grip.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2023, 04:16:14 AM »
Jessup is still the best to me when it's free.Otherwise, Mob is the shit.
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2023, 06:21:42 AM »
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Anyone have experience with Souljah grip? Got a sheet for free with a deck i ordered. I usually skate mob or ashes.
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I skate Souljah all the time, great grip. More grippy than Jessup, maybe a little less than Mob. Also, cuts great, no problem at the edges or anything. I slide my feet a lot, so it goes out kinda quick, but that is problem with all grip to me, so I guess thats more me than the grip.

There are definitely differences in this between grips. Some (like Finnish brand Holy Sheet) wear out super fast (like 4 sessions in a spot with a bit of fine sand around) and some last way way longer like Jessup Ultra Grip. Mob is somewhere in between. For how grippy it is I think Mob wears down super fast.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2023, 06:52:56 AM »
Is Ashes still around?
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forgive me if i somehow missed it, but could someone help me with just how flat the flat as fuck decks really are?
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2023, 08:10:16 AM »
I usually get rolls of jessup. New England winters ruined mob for me. Waiting on those Memorial Day deals might try a roll of jessup ultra if the price is right

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2023, 10:00:47 AM »
Wonder how Miles is doing....

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2023, 12:57:39 PM »
Wonder how Miles is doing....

wow, i guess there really is a first time for everything!

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2023, 05:49:43 PM »
MOB is actually so shit itís unreal. I mean itís grippy. But applying it and getting a good finish is almost impossible.

Jessup Ultra (apart from the backing backer being pants) is hands down so much better.
In 2018-2019 I never had a problem with mob. The last couple of years have been rough. From the shit not sticking in random spots to that annoying ass crease that I never used to get. I switched to jessup and haven't had a problem since.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2023, 06:33:53 PM »
Last time I had a problem with mob was in 2016 and that was bubbles. None since.
Anyone have that pepper galaxy grip on their board, if so can I see some pics? Love me some gaudy gimmicky stuff(seriously).

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2023, 06:42:47 PM »
Last time I had a problem with mob was in 2016 and that was bubbles. None since.
Anyone have that pepper galaxy grip on their board, if so can I see some pics? Love me some gaudy gimmicky stuff(seriously).

https://www.tactics.com/pepper/g5-galaxy-skateboard-grip-tape

https://exodusrideshop.com/products/pepper-premium-galaxy-skateboard-grip-tape?gclid=CjwKCAjw9pGjBhB-EiwAa5jl3EShqzR0yt1F4GP1b_sEq2ibh-M-h3Sdr39G6OAjQKklFr7meaXEhRoChSgQAvD_BwE


It's hard to get a pic of it that doesn't just look black...you pretty much need to move the board/your FOV to get the grit to catch the light and sparkle.



It's not really that gaudy at all tbh, it's a very chill effect, like how (much) older BM had that almost blue/violet tint to its grit.
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2023, 05:34:36 AM »
I can't remember the last time I've had a problem with gripping a deck. Probably when I started skating? How are you guys (still?) struggling with that?
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Anyone else had issues with Mob lately with regards to bubbles/peeling? One grip job of mine recently just wouldn't sit still, the grip kept coming unstuck at a few spots regardless all effort to fix it. Plus the tape seems way stiff somehow. Haven't experienced this with Jessup or others lately.
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But I gotta say ever since I started reading slap, people have been complaining about issues with mob *lately*. I never had any problem with mob but it seems really weird that people are having quality issues all the time.
My local gives me free mob (or grizzly or jessup) with every deck and I'm happy with all of them.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2023, 06:42:59 AM »
I bought a roll of Jessup from Amazon because I was tired of lying to the local shop owner saying I was regripping the board I bought there... Sorry Billy but I can't always pay $110 for a new deck

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2023, 07:06:25 PM »
Anyone familiar with Black Diamond grip?
It's the only odd American brand my local carries here in Tokyo, so I'm curious. How's the grip and thickness compared to something like Jessup?

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2023, 05:09:32 AM »
The miles I had lasted a grand total of 15 minutes before the grit separated from the backing. Was areal twat to get off too.
Got no response from them on IG either when I dmíd them like a real man would.
Mob or pepper for me from now on

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2023, 10:58:30 AM »
I bought a roll of Jessup from Amazon because I was tired of lying to the local shop owner saying I was regripping the board I bought there... Sorry Billy but I can't always pay $110 for a new deck

Rolls are the way to go if you are not getting free grip. Way more cost effective.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2023, 11:34:32 AM »
Anyone familiar with Black Diamond grip?
It's the only odd American brand my local carries here in Tokyo, so I'm curious. How's the grip and thickness compared to something like Jessup?

Tried that grip like decade ago.
It was very cheap and I wasn't expecting much. Grip was not durable at all, grittiness somewhat similar to plain Jessup.
If you skate your deck for more than a month it will go bald.
Avoid if you have other options.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2023, 06:11:19 PM »
Anyone familiar with Black Diamond grip?
It's the only odd American brand my local carries here in Tokyo, so I'm curious. How's the grip and thickness compared to something like Jessup?
It is from tgm, I used to get rolls of it back in 2003-2008 when I worked at a shop. The black is honestly fine, but steer clear of the(clear)

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2023, 07:08:40 PM »
jessup ultra is the best, lasts longer than mob plus it's not made in china


Just curious where different grip comes from.

The Mob box has always had "Made in Taiwan" on it.

Most other stuff had "Made in China" on it that I saw.

Jessup used to be made in USA but the more recent stuff we got doesn't have that on it anymore, so maybe it is now made elsewhere, just like a lot of other things that no longer have USA printed, stamped or whatever on it?


Not a worry either way to me really.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2023, 07:19:07 PM »
Jessup regs because itís Jessup regs. If my local has Ultra Iím going for it. Both have had some bad batches of weird wrinkles and flakiness sometimes, but overall theyíre the best. Its grip. It works.

Pepper is rad, the name probably referring to the way it looks, it has a peppery shimmer when you put it next to ďnormalĒ grip. It also comes off really easy if you need to regrip your shit, like too easy. Yet no randomly peeling off as in the adhesive is bad. Youíll need a lot more time and patience trying to remove some Jessup thatís for sure.

Literally just tried black magic yesterday for the first time since idk early 2000s? It was great, perfectly good option and equal quality and grip as others listed.

Fuck MOB.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2023, 09:23:11 PM »
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Last time I had a problem with mob was in 2016 and that was bubbles. None since.
Anyone have that pepper galaxy grip on their board, if so can I see some pics? Love me some gaudy gimmicky stuff(seriously).
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https://www.tactics.com/pepper/g5-galaxy-skateboard-grip-tape

https://exodusrideshop.com/products/pepper-premium-galaxy-skateboard-grip-tape?gclid=CjwKCAjw9pGjBhB-EiwAa5jl3EShqzR0yt1F4GP1b_sEq2ibh-M-h3Sdr39G6OAjQKklFr7meaXEhRoChSgQAvD_BwE


It's hard to get a pic of it that doesn't just look black...you pretty much need to move the board/your FOV to get the grit to catch the light and sparkle.



It's not really that gaudy at all tbh, it's a very chill effect, like how (much) older BM had that almost blue/violet tint to its grit.

Thanks. Nah itís definitely not gaudy. Lite flake not super heavy.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #58 on: May 21, 2023, 03:59:51 AM »
has anyone tested alveer grip yet?

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #59 on: May 21, 2023, 10:14:14 PM »



shit sounds like a medication.


dr.'s office told me to take this alveer and call them in the morning.